Summer 2022

Dear friends,

In the heat of the summer we’re busy making exciting plans for the coming season. A season we’re calling one of renewal.

Our El Faro Youth Chorus is thriving! We’re so pleased to be able to offer this ensemble to the community, under the wonderful leadership of Drs. Gabby Dietrich and Bora Ryu. If you know of young people who might be interested in participating, please send them here:

The larger ensemble, the Oratorio Society, is looking forward to some glorious music in the coming season, including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Andrew Carter’s Benedicite (with the youth chorus) at Congregation Albert, our all-chorus holiday festival Seasons of Love in December and Rachmaninoff’s magnificent All Night Vigil next spring.

Our Chamber Chorus will once again collaborate with the New Mexico Philharmonic in several performances of Handel’s Messiah in December. And next May we’ll continue our Pops concert series at the Canteen Brewhouse.

Auditions are now open and we hope to welcome back several veterans while making room for new singers this season. To learn more, and to register for an audition time, go here:

One last bit of excitement to mention is our annual FebFest, given in collaboration with the United Church of Santa Fe. This year’s guest is the distinguished composer and conductor Dr. André Thomas, lately retired from Florida State University and recently appointed Associate Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. This weekend event is open to all.

Please check back regularly for updates. Enjoy the remainder of the summer and we hope to see you soon!


Bradley Ellingboe

Founder and Artistic Director

Coro Lux — an auditioned chorus — has a generous scholarship program meant to help ALL who need financial help to participate, particularly those who are in the midst of, or who have recently finished, their schooling.

 For information about joining our chorus or contributing to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please email


Click here to see important dates for the 2022-2023 season!

Auditions are now open for the Fall 2022 season. Please note, to be accepted into Coro Lux you must show proof you are fully vaccinated. (Please also note all veteran members must reaudition.) Vaccinations will continue to be required for choir members, but masks for rehearsals will now be optional. Please know this policy is for the foreseeable future. If and when things change in regard to infection rates, we will adjust our policy accordingly. The Coro Lux Board has also voted to buy air purifiers for our rehearsal room at church.

Audition dates are Wednesday, 8/17; Thursday, 8/18; Friday, 8/19; Saturday, 8/20 and will be held in the choir room of St. Paul Lutheran (1100 Indian School NE).

Please go to our Auditions page for more information and to sign up.

Carnegie Hall 2023


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Coro Lux is built on the ideal of “doing good as we do well.” We believe that in diversity there is strength. We believe the voices of the world should be heard, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation. In the past we have used our concerts to call for peace and to benefit charitable causes, and we will redouble our efforts going forward. Through our art we sing for a better world.

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Coro Lux June 2022 Newsletter

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